Ireland take on Germany in the third pool game of their World Cup campaign this week. Here’s all you need to know about the match.
Where and when is it on?
Wednesday's match takes place at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen, Netherlands with a 3.30pm Irish time kick-off.
What’s the team news?
Five uncapped players are in the mix to for this tournament with Caoimhe Perdue, Christina Hamill and Siofra O’Brien all called up from from the U21 set-up, and Katie McKee and Charlotte Beggs, also in the squad.
Róisín Upton is named as captain, one of only five players from that stunning run to the 2018 World Cup final still involved.
Ireland – A McFerran (goalkeeper, SV Kampong (NED), 113 caps), E Murphy (goalkeeper, Loreto, 13), C Perdue (UCC, 0), C Beggs (Ulster Elks, 0), C Hamill (Loreto, 0), D Duke (Old Alex, 154), E Curran (Pembroke, 27), E Getty (Queen’s, 11), H McLoughlin (UCD, 26), K McKee (Pegasus, 0), K Mullan (captain, Ballymoney, 206), L Tice (Old Alex, 122), M Carey (UCD, 10), N Carroll (Catholic Institute, 121), R Upton (vice-captain, Catholic Institute, 89), S Hawkshaw (Railway Union, 46), S McAuley (UCD, 9), S Torrans (Loreto, 33), S O’Brien (Loreto, 0), Z Malseed (Ards, 7).
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Wednesday's game is do or die with the Irish women up against it after an expected opening 5-1 loss to the top ranked Dutch was followed up a hugely disappointing 1-0 defeat to Chile, who are playing in their first World Cup and are the lowest-ranked nation in the competition.
Where can I watch the match?
There was plenty of criticism regarding the lack of planned domestic TV coverage of the tournament but this game will be shown live on RTE News Now with coverage starting at 3.30pm Irish time. It will also be covered on and BT Sport 1 and streamed on the RTE Player and BT Sport app.
What the latest from the camp?
"Really disappointed. We dominated the first half and couldn't score; Chile had the best of the second half, particularly the third quarter so tough to concede and lose 1-0.
"Chile ran pretty good lines at the penalty corners and took away some of the things we wanted to do. We have to give them credit."
"We didn't convert our penalty corners and they took their chance. We have to do better, It's really frustrating, really disappointing. We take pride in our penalty corners, they win and lose games and that's what happened today.
"Everything is about tomorrow now. If we want to stay in this competition. we have to win tomorrow. That's our goal so it's easy to turn and focus and that's what's important now.
"We love playing Germany, it's a really good challenge and we've had some good results in big tournaments against them in the past. We can't wait to give it a crack."